View Full Version : Gamecreds on Gamespot
I wonder what the age range is for the people who buy games on Gamespot.
07-12-2002, 02:56 PM
You can buy games on Gamespot? Since when? Do you mean Gamestop?
07-12-2002, 03:04 PM
Gamespot, Visa, and EBGames.com formed some convoluted prepaid credit monster and called it 'Gamescreds'. You go to Gamespot, click on a 'buy this game now link', and then you use your prepaid 'Gamecreds' Visa account to pay for the game. You get 'cash back' on your purchase (generally $1-$2) for going through all these hoops. Presumably:
- Gamespot gets a commision on every game sold in this manner.
- Visa gets to invest the funds in the prepaid accounts to make money.
- EBGames gets increased sales from people with no fiscal repsonsibilty loading up their cart with $200 worth of titles and thinking they are getting a deal with $5 cashback on their purchase.
I don't get anything, becuase I just go to the store when the game's on sale as a loss leader and buy it. Unless I really, really must have it, which is when I feel the shame of the experiences related in the last Shoot Club. :(
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